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dissimulate

dis·sim·u·late

dissimulate

 
 
pronunciation:
dI sIm y leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dissimulated, dissimulates, dissimulating
definition: to hide or disguise the true nature of; dissemble.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to hide one's true feelings, intentions, or the like by pretense or hypocrisy.
She may seem gentle and kind but she is dissimulating and is in fact desperate to take revenge on us.
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derivations: dissimulative (adj.), dissimulator (n.)
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